Vocalist - Soprano

Recognized as an artist of “dramatic presence and versatility” (Washington Post), Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique has been described as possessing “genuine star quality [and] a voice of exceptional beauty” (New York Amsterdam News). Ms. De Bique’s 2016-17  season  includes performances as  Annio in a new Peter Sellars production of La clemenza di Tito for Salzburg Festival and at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam (2018), conducted by Teodor Currentzis; Musetta in Puccini's La bohème with Scottish Opera; and Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen with Opera Santa Barbara. She joins the U.S. Naval Academy and the Charlotte Symphony as soloist in Handel’s Messiah, as well as the Santa Barbara Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and the Grand Rapids Symphony for their program “Joyful Bach: Choral Celebration.”

Jeanine's recent opera highlights include Micaëla with the Colorado Music Festival; Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Central City Opera; the role of Pearl in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera under Ron Daniels; Consuelo in John Adams' I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Italy; Climene in Fetonte by Jommelli at the Schwetzinger Festspiele with Theater Heidelberg, Germany; Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Royal Danish Opera under John Doyle; and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with the St. Petersburg Opera, Florida.  

Internationally, Ms. De Bique has performed with the Weiner Staatsoper as Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Eine Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier, and Ada in Wagner’s Die Feen; with Opéra National de Montpellier as Barbarina; and Theater Basel as Sophie in Werther. Other operatic engagements included the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea and La Princesse in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Chautauqua Opera; creating the role of The Woman of the River in Tarik O’Regan’s opera Heart of Darkness with American Opera Projects, New York; and she has performed the title role in Handel’s Semele, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites with Manhattan School of Music.  

Under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Ms. De Bique made her New York Philharmonic debut in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Avery Fisher Hall, and performed Brahms’s A German Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic and L'Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano. On the concert stage she has performed Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with Sinfonia Rotterdam at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; his Mass in C minor with Jacksonville Symphony; Messiah with Boston Baroque and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and Mozart's Coronation Mass also with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the Louisville and Sarasota Orchestras. 

Ms. De Bique has won many prestigious international awards, including the Arleen Auger Prize at the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition (Netherlands), Third Prize in the Viotti International Music Competition (Italy), the Borse di Studio Prize at the International Competition for Young Opera Singers (Italy), and the Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition (New York). She was a finalist and a study grant award recipient of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and received a study grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. Jeanine gave her recital debuts at New York’s Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center under the auspices of Young Concert Artists.

[Surname is pronounced: dih-BEEK]  


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